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Commission appointments fill boards
Eddie Walden
Eddie Walden - photo by File photo
The Liberty County Commission heard and approved recommendations for appointments to several committees and boards Tuesday night. Commissioner Eddie Walden presented the recommendations to the board. The following appointments were made:
• Coastal Workforce Service board: Rose Mullice and LaQuite Smith
• Cultural and historic resource committee: Randy Branch, Christi Wheeler, Rachel Hatcher, Matthew Cardella, John Pirkle and Natalie Hines-Canada
• DFCS board: Randolph Jones
• Public facilities authority committee: Paul Johnson
• Gateway-Coastal Community Service board: Sandra Jenkins
• Georgia forestry board: Harry Rogers
• Library board: Elaine Walker
• Middle Coastal Unified Development Authority : Marcus Scott
• Recreation board: Mike Carreker
County commissioners also approved a proposal for services related to energy efficiency upgrades from W.K. Dickson & Co., Inc.
W.K. Dickson will conduct energy audits and recommend retrofit projects, at county facilities. The county is seeking an Energy Efficiency Conservation Block Grant under the Georgia Environmental Facilities Authority to cover much of the cost of this project.
The following buildings are planned for immediate audits: the east end complex (former Liberty Elementary); courthouse and courthouse annex.
The total grant is for approximately $194,100. The grant would fund administration and capital improvements resulting from retrofit recommendations — mainly to buy heating and air equipment, Brown said. SPLOST funds will be used to pay for the grants
Also at the meeting, commissioners adopted a contract allowing the Liberty County Solid Waste Authority to collect residential solid waste (curbside polycart service) inside the city of Flemington. The contract gives the county exclusive rights to collection.
Commissioners approved a revision to an ordinance that will allow residents in areas zoned AR-1 (agricultural residential district) to request a home occupation approval from the commission if they want to operate a home-based business.
Approval also was given for a revised erosion, sedimentation and pollution-control ordinance, which now reflects changes made to the state’s Erosion and Sedimentation Act. The revisions were necessary to allow the county to continue issuing permits related to development.

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